Saturday, 13 August 2016
How long did it take? This quilt has been entirely handmade using the English Paper Piecing method, it has also been hand quilted. So the piecing took me 18 months and the quilting 3 months (about 100hrs for the quilting). It measures 80" square.
Monday, 4 April 2016
I started this quilt I realised about 4 years ago and it is only recently that I have made a concerted effort to get all the UFO's - unfinished objects completed. Although I love the colours... I prefer my lighter ones for my bedding and so this will be going off to a friend as a wedding gift after she admired it so much.
Monday, 28 March 2016
Friday, 29 January 2016
Anyway this quilt is a quick project for a chaplain colleague of mine who has just been widowed for a second time... The week before she retires from her chaplaincy post to the Deaf Community in Somerset.
The psalm quotations were from a fat quarter I bought in Pennsylvania a couple of years ago. I am hoping it will give her a modicum of comfort in what must feel a lonely and empty time.
Monday, 4 January 2016
I have a feeling that the time difference suits us in the UK as Bonnie posted at Midnight... which is just before we get up here... so my sister and I were putting our blocks together by 9am (GMT)
Above is my Allietare block which has turned out well.. but I don't seem to have taken a picture of the second block for some reason... I don't think it was quite so pretty.
So after a day and half of sewing I managed to piece the top as follows...
You can see how a greater contrast would change the look of this one... too much grey in my opinion.. but then the fabrics had been a gift from good friends when I moved and I wanted a quilt that would be used in my motorhome which the dog could sit on. This colour scheme suits that purpose.
Anyway.. Saturday lunchtime meant I had to pack everything up and return home to London as I was working the following day and had some service preparation to do. It has not been until this morning I could add the final borders in readiness for quilting. Even though I opted to do a half size quilt... this still measures up as just under 70" square!
I didn't go with Bonnie's suggestion of the border choice as because of the pale, muted colours it needed something to bring the quilt together and so I used my brown... of which I only just had enough for the border. I then had a look through my stash to find the green outer border and will complete the quilt with pink binding... when that moment comes.
I always question my sanity when I undertake to do one of Bonnie's mystery quilts - the weeks running up to Christmas are usually very busy when working as an Anglican priest... but I have just about managed it - having caught up with week 4 on Christmas Day and week 5 whilst camping. But I have got there in the end.
Just planning my quilting scheme... I don't usually have quilts machine quilted but my sister has asked to do this one and the vast range of patterns to choose from is overwhelming. Anyway... I will mark my scallops next and hope to get it in the post to my sister this evening.
Thank you Bonnie for all your hard work... especially the extra information like the pressing etc. If you want to see everyone else's achievements head Back to Bonnie's page.
Monday, 28 December 2015
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